H-SHGAPE Question of the Week: Recent work in African American History and re-thinking the GAPE

Welcome to H-SHGAPE's Question of the Week! Each Wednesday, the list editors will ask a question about the Gilded Age and Progressive Era that we hope will provoke lively discussion. We encourage you to share your thoughts by typing in the "Post a Reply" box below the original post, or, if you're getting this by email, by clicking on the "Read More or Reply" link. If you'd like to submit a question to be asked in a future week, please contact the H-SHGAPE Editor-In-Chief, Jeremy C.

Re: H-SHGAPE Question of the Week: W. E. B. Du Bois

The works of W.E.B. DuBois are excellent tools for teaching the GAPE for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, DuBois's advocacy of political rights for black Americans provides a nice contrast to Booker T. Washington's emphasis on economic independence. Moreover, these competing approaches to improving the lives of African-Americans during the nadir of the post-abolition black experience offer an opportunity for students to consider and debate the merits and potential problems of each approach.

Re: H-SHGAPE Question of the Week: Teaching Techniques

I have used one of Barnard's "Reacting to the Past" games on Greenwich Village in the 1910s, and it was a tremendous success among students. I can't recommend it enough. This type of simulation games takes a few classes out of the syllabus so I don't know if they are appropriate for the survey, but they worked excellent for a class on industrial America. They have a few games that can be relevant to GAPE, and their platform is easy to use and understand.

H-SHGAPE Question of the Week: Teaching Techniques

Welcome to H-SHGAPE's Question of the Week! Each Wednesday, the list editors will ask a question about the Gilded Age and Progressive Era that we hope will provoke lively discussion. We encourage you to share your thoughts by typing in the "Post a Reply" box below the original post, or, if you're getting this by email, by clicking on the "Read More or Reply" link.

Memorial for Dr. Jacob Dorn

The Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era is saddened to report the news that long-time SHGAPE member Dr. Jacob H. Dorn, professor emeritus at Wright State University, passed away on September 5th at the age of 77. We are sharing excerpts from an obituary, penned by his department chair and sent to us by his daughter, Betsy Lublin, also a professor of history at Wright State.

 

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